Friday 7 September 2012

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - Review

I purchased this foundation back in March when I had my facial at Chanel. I don't know why I am only just getting around to reviewing it. This was my second Chanel foundation and completely different from Perfection Lumiere (my first Chanel foundation).

Vitalumiere aqua is just an amazing foundation. At this time it is my holy grail foundation and amongst my 10 other foundations I reach for this most often.

Vitalumiere aqua has a very natural radiant finish. It blends into the skin seamlessly, no mask like look or feel. It still looks like my skin just a more radiant even version. I am the shade BR10 Beige Rose Pastel which is a perfect match for my skin.

This foundation is a breeze to apply. I have applied it using brushes, sponges and fingers. Each time the result is the same - gorgeous radiant skin. Just make sure you shake the bottle well first - as it is water based. Otherwise you will just get a separated mess of water and pigment.

Excuse the squinty face! Natural lighting, wearing only Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

I find this foundation to be a light medium coverage, it is definitely build able. It is able to cover any blemishes or redness my skin is experiencing. On my skin it lasts all day, with or without a primer. I also find powder is optional. Some days I use powder, some I don't. Oilier skins may find powder necessary though.

This is my perfect foundation. Medium coverage with a natural finish. It also has SPF15 which is excellent. The SPF can cause some flashback and 'ghost face' though I find it only happens when taking a close up (like below). I love how light this foundation is on my skin. I also like the packaging. It is plastic and a quite small bottle which means travel friendly.

Taken with flash wearing only Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

I highly recommend this foundation. I will definitely repurchase it - I don't think my makeup collection would be complete without it. If you haven't tried it you should head to your Chanel counter ASAP to try it! I guarantee you will love it. It is infinitely better than the Vitalumiere Aqua Cream Compact.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua retails for $77 for 30ml at Chanel.

Have you tried this foundation? What is your Holy Grail foundation?


  1. Great review :) I am contemplating buying this foundation, I have a sample sachet that I am yet to use. Do you think this would be good for people with dry skin?

    1. Yes, I have dry/normal skin and it fantastic for it. :)

  2. Very natural looking - something I always look for in a foundation :)

  3. Yes I feel the Chanel foundations as well and the texture of it is light and carries a bit of coverage. But if it comes with much more SPF then it will be good. I found most of the foundation / primer products from the big brands doesn't carries SPF30 with ++ in AUS. Which actually applying sunscreen is pretty important in AUS.


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